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Storm brings heavy snow to Aspen, Snowmass area; avalanche warnings issued Friday  Aspen Times

Another round of snow with a forecast of as much as a foot Friday is making travel difficult around Aspen and Snowmass and sparking avalanche warnings in the ...



Aspen School District cancels classes for Friday after overnight snow  Aspen Times

The Aspen School District has canceled all classes for Friday because of the overnight snowstorm that rolled through the area. The district sent out a message ...



Longtime internist Dr. Barry Mink inducted into Aspen Hall of Fame  Aspen Times

Dr. Barry Mink's retirement has been fairly uneventful for the past four years, but that all changed this past fall when he got a call informing him he was being ...



Briefs Jan. 12: AHS skiing starts season; hockey falls to Fort Collins  Aspen Times

ASPEN HIGH SCHOOL SKI TEAMS OPEN SEASON OVER THE WEEKEND The Aspen High School alpine ski team opened its season Friday at Aspen ...



'Little Women' opens Thursday  Aspen Times

PHOTO DETAILS TKThe Aspen High School production of “Little Women” will open on Thursday at the Black Box Theatre. It will run at 6 p.m. Thursday through ...



'We had a 6-inch powder rule forever' — Treasurer Tom Oken retires  Aspen Times

When voters adopted Pitkin County's Home Rule Charter in March 1978, they changed the treasurer from an elected to an appointed position. The first man ...



Aspen girls basketball beats Ouray, 49-32, for second win of the season  Aspen Times

The Aspen High School girls basketball team returned from the holiday break on Tuesday with a 49-32 win over visiting Ouray inside the AHS gymnasium.



The Aspen Times' headlines of the year in 2018  Aspen Times

The Lake Christine Fire left more than frayed nerves and indelible memories from 2018. There also is much work to do in its aftermath.What is to come with the.



Aspen government prepares to build new office building  Aspen Times

The city of Aspen is mobilizing in the next couple of weeks to begin construction on a new 37500-square-foot office building at Rio Grande Place.



Colorado searching for the right highway de-icing mixture  Aspen Times

EAGLE COUNTY — Beet juice is for drinking and for driving. Beet juice is one of the nation's new health discoveries, touted by health websites for its ability to ...



Aspen-area Forest Service workers seek alternative jobs as shutdown enters fifth week  Aspen Times

Some of the furloughed workers in the White River National Forest are waiting tables, cleaning houses, painting, driving buses and taking other temporary jobs ...



Restaurant Row building in Aspen sells for $14.8 million  Aspen Times

An Aspen native and a group of Florida investors are the new owners of the Katie Reed Plaza — home of Rustique Bistro, Meat and Cheese and other ...



MarchFourth 'Magic' at The Temporary  Aspen Times

MarchFourth has played just about every venue in the Roaring Fork Valley. It was only a matter of time before they brought their multisensory stage spectacle to ...



Jon Busch, Aspen gay icon and champion of cinema, inducted in the Hall of Fame  Aspen Times

If you know Aspen, you probably know the major achievements on Jon Busch's diverse patchwork of a resume: founding Aspen Gay Ski Week in 1977, pushing ...



University of Colorado announces $4 billion fundraising campaign  Aspen Times

BOULDER (AP) — The University of Colorado has announced its most ambitious fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $4 billion. The university has ...



Avalanche danger around Aspen area high; CAIC issues warnings  Aspen Times

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center issued avalanche warnings Monday morning for the Aspen area and most of the northern and central Colorado ...



Basalt Vista affordable housing project helps families stay in the valley  Aspen Times

At a time when the soaring cost of real estate is making the difficult task of remaining in the Roaring Fork Valley particularly daunting, nine families can rest ...



Aspen TSA employees still showing up to work despite no paycheck  Aspen Times

Federal security officers continue to show up to do their jobs at Aspen's airport despite the fact that they haven't been paid in more than three weeks because of ...



Skier rescued from Aspen Mountain sidecountry  Aspen Times

A skier with a broken leg was rescued Wednesday afternoon from the Aspen Mountain sidecountry, according to the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office.



Red Brick Center adds solo shows to exhibition program, beginning with Aspen's Gary Gleason  Aspen Times

The Red Brick Center for the Arts will be giving select local artists some extra space in the spotlight.The city-operated Hallam Street gallery has expanded its ...



Aspen Center for Environmental Studies boasts impressive lineup for its 50th anniversary speaker series  Aspen Times

Aspenite Neal Beidleman's presentation on climbing two peaks above 8,000 meters in 23 days this year kicks off the winter speaker series at Aspen Center for ...



Women's ski and march set for Saturday in Aspen  Aspen Times

The third annual Women's Ski and March for Decency and Truth is set for Saturday morning at Aspen Mountain and Paepcke Park. The Aspen event, which is ...



Business Monday: Aspen native takes second-home experience to Los Cabos  Aspen Times

In 2007, before the financial collapse, Aspen native Ryan Elston and some investors made an offer on a private golf club and residential community in Los ...



'A culimination' of missteps led to Aspen city manager's exit  Aspen Times

Perhaps indicative of the city of Aspen's insufficient public outreach on a number of government-led initiatives in the past year is the lack of response elected ...



City of Aspen dialing in 5G capabilities  Aspen Times

It's time for the densification of Aspen, elected officials agreed Monday. Densification is a key element to enable 5G mobile networks, which is the next ...



Jazz Aspen's June Experience moving from Benedict Tent to multiple venues downtown this summer  Aspen Times

The Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience is leaving the Benedict Music Tent in 2019 and planting its flag in downtown Aspen. After a decade at the ...



Birding for 'Cheaters' at the Aspen Art Museum  Aspen Times

Local birders have countless favorite patches and secret perches from which to observe birds, but until now the Aspen Art Museum probably hasn't been one of ...



CDOT gets started on Winter Blitz DUI enforcement campaign  Aspen Times

The Colorado Department of Transportation's The Heat Is On campaign returns this week for the Winter Blitz DUI Enforcement period, promising an increased ...



2018 real estate: Snowmass surges, Aspen slips; Pitkin County sees $1.8 billion in sales  Aspen Times

A flurry of closed sales in the expanded Base Village in December capped off a measurable improvement in Snowmass property sales in 2018 over 2017, while ...



Carbondale man arrested for stalking woman  Aspen Times

Aspen police arrested a Carbondale man Sunday for allegedly stalking his ex-girlfriend over the past six months, according to court documents. The alleged ...



Playing the game: Insider tips to get around Aspen during high season  Aspen Times

There's a game I like to play over the holidays — it's basically dodge the tourists. Now there are many ways to play this particular game: get the heck out of ...



On the scene: The glory of gay ski week  Aspen Times

The rainbow banners have hit the lightposts in Aspen. The colorful storm of Gay Ski Week is upon us. Nothing compares to the lively energy that Gay Ski Week.



Skiing without a helmet? ThinkFirst program reminds riders of the importance of helmets  Aspen Times

A few centimeters of hardened ABS plastic is all that kept a tree branch from impaling the back of Lucio Gernetti's head. Gernetti, a Vail Resorts employee, ...



Guest commentary: Solution to our country's environmental challenges is ecological literacy  Aspen Times

In this unique time, our federal leadership is taking no action to address climate change, is dramatically reducing environmental regulations that protect our air, ...



Business Monday briefs: Aspen chamber hands out awards; retail sales flat in November  Aspen Times

ACRA honors individuals, businesses. The Aspen Chamber Resort Association's Helen K. Klanderud Wintersköl Awards Luncheon, held last week, recognized ...



Aspen, ski industry face challenge of replacing older, loyal skiers  Aspen Times

Old skiers never die, most of them just don't ski as much as they used to — and that's creating a challenge for Aspen Skiing Co. and much of the ski industry.



Trap-kill may be only option for West Glenwood mountain lions (video)  Aspen Times

Reports of mountain lion sightings in West Glenwood continued this week as a video of four lions walking through one neighborhood circulated on social media ...



Snow returns Sunday to Aspen area; avalanche danger increases to 'considerable'  Aspen Times

As much as a foot of snow is forecast for the northern and central Colorado mountains including areas around Aspen and Snowmass, the National Weather ...



Ex-biker entrepreneurs from Emma pitch their Kitty Kasas on Shark Tank Sunday  Aspen Times

For the second time in two months, entrepreneurs from the Roaring Fork Valley will peddle their products on ABC TV's "Shark Tank" show. Emma residents Nikki ...



Man arrested for alleged sexual contact in Aspen bar  Aspen Times

A man was arrested by Aspen police Saturday night for unlawful sexual contact and third degree assault, both misdemeanors, for an alleged incident that ...



Toklat Gallery celebrates 70 years of Aspen, Ashcroft and Basalt history  Aspen Times

Every once in a while at her Toklat Gallery in Basalt, Lynne Mace meets a stranger with a link to the family gallery's storied past as a wilderness lodge,



Paul Andersen: Leadville is Aspen's true 'sister city'  Aspen Times

Walking the streets of Leadville recently was like walking through a museum diorama. Quaint Victorian homes cover a grid of streets on the hilly townscape ...



Aspen Center for Environmental Studies examines how the forest will recover from Lake Christine Fire  Aspen Times

For the last five years, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies has produced a State of the Forest Report to help people gauge the health of the forests ...



Larger payout for terminated Aspen city manager being considered  Aspen Times

Elected officials are considering whether to let Aspen City Manager Steve Barwick — who was effectively fired last week — remain in his house for a year.



Aspen Skiing Co. applies to build 148-bedroom workforce housing project at Willits in Basalt  Aspen Times

Aspen Skiing Co. hopes to take a bite out of its affordable-housing needs by spending $15 million to build a 148-bedroom project in Willits Town Center.



A guide to the gondola: The ins and outs of rideshare etiquette  Aspen Times

You board the Elk Camp Gondola, ready for a couple of quiet afternoon laps at Snowmass after brunch and fending off a hangover. You're about to crack the ...



Inbounds avalanche at Taos Ski Valley buries 2 men near summit  Aspen Times

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An avalanche rushed down a mountainside at a New Mexico ski resort on Thursday, injuring two people who were pulled from the ...



Business Monday briefs: TripHero expands to Aspen; luxury retailer gives to charity  Aspen Times

TripHero expands to AspenTripHero, which offers door-to-door luggage delivery, has expanded its *service* into Aspen. The Aspen opening of TripHero, ...



Taos Ski Valley avalanche victim dies in New Mexico hospital  Aspen Times

TAOS, N.M. — A 22-year-old man died after being pulled from snow that crashed down a mountainside during an avalanche at a New Mexico ski resort, ...



Aspen Skiing Co. strong out of the gates with skier visits  Aspen Times

Aspen Skiing Co. officials said Tuesday business is off to a solid start this season thanks to the early opening of two ski areas and an extended holiday period.



Aspen Times Roses and Thorns (Jan. 11, 2019)  Aspen Times

Thorns, or maybe more appropriately, lumps of coal, to some of the people on both sides of the Crystal Valley Trail issue who have gone overboard by turning ...



Going with the flow, following the snow to Spring Gulch  Aspen Times

It's rare that downvalley scores more snow than Aspen, so when it happens you gotta go with the snow.For me, that meant reviving a tradition of skiing at Spring.



Overdose suspected in 26-year-old's death at Aspen hotel  Aspen Times

A 26-year-old Santa Monica, Calif., man found dead New Year's Eve at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen may have died of a drug overdose, police said Wednesday.



2018 Aspen-area newsmakers: Locals made headlines that extended outside the valley  Aspen Times

Looking back at 2018, there were plenty of people in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley who made news that extended beyond our neck of the woods.From the ...



You don't have to be a geek to digest Aspen Skiing Co.'s new sustainability report  Aspen Times

Aspen Skiing Co. has tracked and reported its carbon emissions since 2000. It's been up front about the activities it undertakes and how they contribute to the ...



Skier killed in avalanche while taking advanced avalanche safety course  Aspen Times

The skier who died Saturday after being buried in an avalanche near Red Mountain Pass in the San Juan Mountains was participating in an advanced ...



Supreme Court won't hear Mulcahy case over Aspen house  Aspen Times

The Aspen Pitkin-County Housing Authority moved closer to forcing Lee Mulcahy to sell his home after the U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it would not ...



NWS: Winter weather advisory for Aspen area issued through Christmas Eve  Aspen Times

The next winter storm in the Aspen and Snowmass area is expected to start overnight Sunday and last into Monday evening, and then another storm is predicted ...



Spirited, adventurous Pitkin County Assessor Tom Isaac retires  Aspen Times

After nearly 50 years in Aspen as a ski bum, business owner, city councilman and seven-term Pitkin County Assessor, Tom Isaac has achieved near-legendary ...



Lost skier survives snowstorm in backcountry near Steamboat resort  Aspen Times

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – A skier spent a snowy night in the backcountry after getting lost in the Routt National Forest outside Steamboat Resort on Thursday.



Peter Waanders takes the helm at Anderson Ranch Arts Center  Aspen Times

Peter Waanders, the new president and CEO of Anderson Ranch Arts Center, has an origin story that mirrors that of many an accidental Aspenite.He came to ...



Aspen Gift Guide: Perfect presents for a happy holiday  Aspen Times

No doubt about it, little boys like toys — of all shapes, sizes and styles. But when you're done buying remote-control helicopters (that will crash and burn in a ...



What's the Big Deal: Katie Reed Plaza lands $14.8 million  Aspen Times

What's the Big Deal?” runs Mondays and is based on the most expensive property transaction recorded in Pitkin County through 3 p.m. each Friday.



Willoughby: Aspen Christmas in 1923  Aspen Times

My parents didn't pass on any stories about the 1923 holiday season. They were in high school that year, so it seems they would have told me about the.



Kind Words: Aspen Art Museum hosts Robert Montgomery text sculpture on rooftop  Aspen Times

The Aspen Art Museum's rooftop sculpture garden offers, arguably, the most dramatic mountain views from anyplace downtown. This free public space gives you ...



I-70 Coalition pushes for study of high-speed transit system  Aspen Times

What kind of impact would a new high-speed transit system make along the Interstate 70 corridor? The I-70 Coalition, along with Development Research ...



Federal shutdown places at least temporary hold on Forest Service review of Aspen Skiing Co. projects  Aspen Times

The White River National Forest staff was reviewing scores of projects at the time of the federal shutdown, including expanded snowmaking at Aspen Mountain ...



Mountain Rescue Aspen refines efforts to prevent people from dying in avalanches  Aspen Times

This winter's snow conditions already have produced an avalanche fatality in southwestern Colorado and at least three close calls in the Aspen area, so it's ...



After Red Rocks orchestral triumph, Opiuo returns to Colorado and Belly Up Aspen  Aspen Times

The DJ and producer Oscar Davey-Wraight, who performs as Opiuo, solidified his place in the annals of Colorado music history in April with a groundbreaking ...



Atlanta investors close in on The Aspen Club  Aspen Times

The financially strapped Aspen Club is close to inking a deal with a group of Atlanta investors to salvage its stalled redevelopment project. Newly formed Aspen ...



New Year's intentions  Aspen Times

How are those resolutions going? Break any yet?The annual tradition of New Year's resolutions has been going on for a few weeks now, as millions across the ...



Business Monday: Entrepreneur uses Aspen, other locales as inspiration for apparel  Aspen Times

John Annetti has turned his love for photography and passion for relaxation and the outdoors into a full-time job and business.The globe-trotting Annetti, 30, ...



Darwin Ray Rather  Aspen Times

It is with deep remorse that we announce the passing of Darwin Ray Rather, 90 of Basalt Colorado. He passed away January 11, at Valley View Hospital in ...



California man found dead at Aspen hotel, police confirm  Aspen Times

A 26-year-old California man was found unresponsive Monday evening at an Aspen hotel, police said Tuesday afternoon. Aspen Police Sgt. Rick Magnuson ...



Internet star Cameron Dallas arrested in Aspen, charged with felony assault  Aspen Times

An actor and internet personality with millions of online followers was arrested early Saturday morning at an Aspen hotel after allegedly punching another man ...



Willoughby: The 1907 hose team of Aspen's championship season  Aspen Times

Amused at the popularity of hose team competitions, I wondered why I had a photo of Aspen's 1907 team. John Sheehan, my grandfather, and Tim Kelleher, my ...



Bleeker Street sidewalk connection is a go  Aspen Times

Aspen City Council on Tuesday agreed to commit more than $1 million to improve nearly a dozen critical pedestrian connections throughout town in the next few ...



Tommy Caldwell: Rad Dad  Aspen Times

In December I caught up with climber Tommy Caldwell and wrote a story for the Times about his historic free-climb of El Capitan's Dawn Wall, the new feature ...



Aspen Princess: Pushing into the mountain life, but not too hard, even if it is skiing  Aspen Times

A friend of mine recently posted a photo of herself and her 7-year-old son after they skinned up Aspen Mountain.“You're raising the bar way too high” I ...



Aspen Princess: Being in the 'yes' is a good place to visit in 2019  Aspen Times

Our mantra for today is to say yes in 2019,” the yoga teacher said, as if reading it from a script. “Where will you be in the new year.



Nancy E. Wickes  Aspen Times

Nancy E. Wickes, long-time resident of Aspen and Snowmass Village, died peacefully on January 4, 2019 at age 94. She was at the home of her daughter, Betsy ...



New book captures rich history of Aspen Highlands on ski area's 60th anniversary  Aspen Times

John Moore, a former ski instructor who taught at Aspen Highlands for 34 winters, has self-published a book about the ski area. “A History of Aspen Highlands” ...



Aspen Times Roses and Thorns (Dec. 28, 2018)  Aspen Times

A thorn goes to Aspen Assistant City Manager Barry Crook, who is on paid administrative leave even though he resigned a couple of days before.



Nobel Prize winner Arthur Ashkin in Aspen for Wednesday lecture  Aspen Times

Just because Arthur Ashkin became the oldest recipient of the Nobel Prize hardly means he is ready to settle down. “I'm working on new stuff in my basement,” ...



Glenwood Springs hockey comes apart in third period, falls vs Aspen  Aspen Times

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — For two periods, the Glenwood Springs High School hockey team played strong and disciplined, leading to a 2-1 lead after 34 ...



Our arts editor's favorite Aspen concerts of 2018  Aspen Times

It's list season in journalism, when we somewhat arbitrarily rank the biggest news events and best movies and albums, etc., from the year that's about to end.



For Mayor Skadron, 2018 was a year of accomplishments among doses of criticism  Aspen Times

For Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron, 2018 was a tumultuous year as his proudest accomplishments were also the ones that put a target on his back with his biggest ...



Willits, El Jebel experiencing residential construction boom  Aspen Times

The midvalley is experiencing a building boom this winter that is dominated by luxury townhomes, row houses and condominiums. Two projects that rode out the ...



Business Monday Briefs: Aspen-Pitkin County Airport boards taking shape, Aspen architect joins AIA Colorado board  Aspen Times

Airport advisory groups coming to form. Pitkin County commissioners plan to make appointments to the Airport Advisory Vision Committee and working groups in ...



RFTA's Destination 2040 to start arriving in 2019  Aspen Times

Voters rode with RFTA's Destination 2040 campaign last election cycle but can expect benefits to arrive at its last three downvalley stops long before then.



Ballot language ready for new chairlift, lodges at base of Aspen Mountain  Aspen Times

Aspen's elected officials are expected on Monday night to pass along two ordinances to voters that ask for the base of Aspen Mountain to be redeveloped.



String Cheese Incident's Kyle Hollingsworth brings solo project to Aspen  Aspen Times

Coming off a monumental three-night celebration of the String Cheese Incident's 25th anniversary at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, the beloved ...



Colorado Mountain College students earn photography accolades  Aspen Times

Three Colorado Mountain College professional photography students are echoing the success of other CMC alumni in the world of photography. Since 2011 ...



Artist Margaret Kilgallen lives again in new exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum  Aspen Times

The artist Margaret Kilgallen died young in 2001. She left the art world to wonder what could have been. But she also left behind a body of multifaceted work that ...



On the hill: Making a case for Ajax  Aspen Times

As I rode up the Silver Queen Gondola recently, I chatted with an older gentleman — we didn't exchange names — about the wonders of Aspen Mountain.



What to watch for at Aspen Film's Academy Screenings  Aspen Times

The Golden Globe and Screen Actors' Guild nominations are out, the national critics groups' winners are being announced almost daily and some of the Oscar ...



Suit filed over alpine coaster collision in Snowmass  Aspen Times

Two Floridians filed a lawsuit Friday in Pitkin County District Court alleging the negligence of two California residents caused them injuries on the Breathtaker ...



How to see the super blood wolf moon on Sunday  Aspen Times

We're set to see an oddity in the sky on Sunday night, and unfortunately, it won't be a UFO — it'll be totally natural. What we'll see is called a super blood wolf ...



Cops: Drunk Vail man harasses, punches woman  Aspen Times

A 45-year-old Vail man allegedly harassed and groped a woman repeatedly Saturday night at a downtown bar, then assaulted her when she pushed back ...



Aspen's Beidleman to talk Wednesday on climbing Everest and Cho Oyu in one push  Aspen Times

Aspen resident and world-class climber Neal Beidleman is doubling down rather than slowing down on expeditions in the Himalaya. Beidleman was part of a ...



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